Book Review: 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey


The incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys' lives are saved!

So, we all have heard the the book 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and it's a classic book. Well, now there is one for Thanksgiving. My kids were laughing at this book of all the kids going on the field trip. They felt with the characters when they found out what happens to the Turkeys. My daughter laughed and laughed when she saw that each of the students stuck the turkey's under their shirts. It was such a cute fun story that we all enjoyed as a family. The illustrations by Dav Pilkey are divine and really show the story.


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